From Chile to Bolivia, revolts against leaders from left and right have root causes in stagnant growth and weak investment in education and infrastructure, undermining faith in democracy.
The 1980s came to be known in Latin America as the “lost decade” after a debt crisis brought the regional economy to a standstill. For many countries, the current decade risks being a repeat experience, the Financial Times reports:…
Latin America was primed to explode. Economic malaise, social media, corruption, and foreign meddling combined to fuel raging protests from Chile to Haiti. What’s next for the region’s beleaguered democratic regimes? analysts Moisés Naím – former National Endowment for Democracy board member – and Brian Winter ask.
This very interesting post is from Democracy Digest. Read the full article through this link.